Strength is being able to crush a tomato.
Dexterity is being able to dodge a tomato.
Constitution is being able to eat a bad tomato.
Intelligence is knowing a tomato is a fruit.
Wisdom is knowing not to put a tomato in a fruit salad.
Charisma is being able to sell a tomato based fruit salad.
I showed this to my boyfriend and…
Boyfriend: I’d say constitution is more like being able to get hit by a tomato. The primary stat that it affects is hit points.
Me: I love you.
Boyfriend: But I guess CN is used for rolls to check some damaging effects, food poisoning is probably in there. (I love you too.)
mini mixed berry fruit pies.
So thanks a lot, anti-vaccine parents. You took an ethical stand against big pharma and the autism your baby was not going to get anyway, and, by doing so, killed some babies and gave me, an otherwise healthy 31-year-old woman, the whooping cough in the year 2013. I understand your wanting to raise your own children as you see fit, science be damned, but you’re selfishly jeopardizing more than your own children. Carry your baby around in a sling, feed her organic banana mash while you drink your ethical coffee, fine, but what gives you denialists the right to put my health at risk —
I’ve Got Whooping Cough. Thanks A Lot, Jenny McCarthy. (via thenewrepublic)
So to review:
1) Vaccines don’t cause autism. The man who did the single study on which the entire anti-vax movement hangs its hat? He has had his credentials as a doctor stripped, been sued repeatedly, and has *admitted that he lied about the study.* He admitted he fixed the results so they’d be the results that the people who were paying him wanted.
2) Vaccines don’t cause autism but they /do/ decrease the herd immunity of the human race.
3) Herd immunity is important. Herd immunity is what means we don’t have polio, or smallpox, or whoop—
— oh, you mean all of those things are making a comeback?
Vaccinate your kids.
It doesn’t cause autism. An extremely, extremely limited number of people will react to vaccines — but your child’s chances of reacting to vaccines is minuscule compared to your child’s — or your — chances of dying from a really fucking horrifying disease if we don’t reverse this trend.
And for fuck’s sake, stop blaming vaccines for autism. My son was born with his brain wired differently. He’s neurodiverse. He isn’t brain-damaged.
I have ASD. My nephew has ASD. Life is not always easy, but Autism is NOT a death sentence.
Whooping cough is deadly. Measles are deadly. Polio is deadly.
Autism is not deadly.
I THOUGHT SMALLPOX WAS ERADICATED. YOU GUYS DON’T KNOW HOW MUCH THIS FREAKS ME OUT, SMALLPOX IS HORRIFYING.
Autoimmune disorders are on the rise (source), which means the odds are always going up that someone you know —someone you care about— is more medically fragile than you might realize. Folks with autoimmune disorders and otherwise weakened immune systems are at particular risk and benefit *greatly* from group immunity; when you chip away at that, you chip away at the safety of far more people than you realize.
No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin, or his background, or his religion. People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite. — Nelson Mandela, 1918-2013 (via josephledger-)
(Source: gleefulfan, via lostinfandoms)